Saturday, July 17, 2010

Looking for a Good Book?

I just finished On Gold Mountain by Lisa See. Her books are wonderful! This book is the true story of her great-great grandfather's journey to America (Gold Mountain) to work on the railroad, and her great grandfather's journey to American to look for his father. However, Fong See decides to stay and his father returns home to China. The book follows Fong See's life on Gold Mountain, his struggles, his triumphs, his loyalty to his Chinese family.

Another great book by Lisa See is Snowflower and the Secret Fan. This was the first book of hers that I read. Set in 19th century China, it tells the story of the Chinese women, how they had their feet bound and lived in seclusion for most of their lives. Another very fascinating story that gives us a small peek into the Chinese culture.

**I am not being compensated in any way or promoting these books. I just want to share my love of books and to give some suggestions for books that I enjoy. :)

Do you have any great suggestions to share?

1 comment:

Melisa with one S said...

I miss having time to read. I have a stack of about 8 books just waiting for me...I'm going to take one to Germany with me: the plane ride will be a great time to read!

(I have no recent suggestions for you: haha)